|The Telecom Act of 1996 - Jason Crow|
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, the Executive Director of the Center for Media & Democracy, gives insight into the ramifications of the 1996 Telecom Act. Lawmakers hoped that the 1996 Telecom Act would help spur innovation and broadband Internet build out. Well, 9 years after the Act was passed, we see a duopoly in the telephone industry with Verizon and SBC who are both moving into the television over Internet business...
Keywords: video blog; video; blog; vlog; media policy; policy; internet; media; democracy; media Reform; policy reform; Lauren-Glenn Davitian; Cambridge Community Television Chittenden Community Television; copyright; the Center for Media & Democracy
|What's wrong with industrial agriculture?|
Eric Schlosser says that food production is centralised and heavily industrialised, run by big corporations and agribusiness. It is bad for the environment, livestock and consumers. Just as the US energy policy is not sustainable, neither is food policy. We need new food industry regulation from the US and UK governments.
Keywords: news&information; food production; centralised food production; industrialised food production; agribusiness; farming; environmental damage; us energy policy; sustainable food policy; us food policy; food industry regulation
|Business Leaders: New 54.5 mpg Standard Good for Automakers, Consumers and Economy|
(3BL Media) August 28, 2012 - With the newly adopted national mileage standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 making the headlines today, top business leaders are eager to weigh in with the media on how the standard will positively impact the U.S. economy and the U.S. auto industry. New jobs and strong car sales tied to robust fuel standards are already in evidence from Michigan to Indiana to other Midwest states...
Keywords: searchonly; ceres; |; environmental; policy; |; fuel; efficiency; |; fuel; standard; |; cafe
|How does deregulation effect business ethics?|
Eric Schlosser says that US government policy on deregulation has resulted in multinational corporations lobbying for their own policies in the US and worldwide. Better regulation can guide corporate social responsibility and CSR policies to create more ethical and sustainable business.
Keywords: news&information; deregulation; us policy on deregulation; corporate power; multinational corporations; lobbying; regulation; csr policies; corporate social responsibility policy; ethical business; sustainable business
|How can we distinguish between positive CSR action and greenwash?|
Dorothy Mackenzie believes that greenwash will soon be a thing of the past. Consumers are highly sceptical and critical of what they perceive as greenwash. As a result, companies are realising that their CSR policies are judged by their effectiveness, not by their messaging.
Keywords: news&information; greenwash and good csr; greenwash; greenwashing; corporate social responsibility; green marketing; csr policy
|Ali Abunimah On Community Media|
While in Olympia talking about the significance of the Olympia Food Coop's decision to join the International boycott of Israeli goods in light of the country's continued attack on the Palestinian People, Ali Abunimah spoke to B Media about the importance of independent media.
Keywords: olympia coop; israeli boycott; electronic intifada; ali abunimah; palestine; apartheid; human rights; media policy
|THE FACTS - discussion: Drugs & the War Against Them pt2|
Making a case for reality - looking for comfortusing composed and improvised music and stories and episodes of discussion.This is a discussion between Lenore Von Stein, George Brandon, and Tony Newman
Keywords: music; lenore von stein; george brandon; tony newman; drugs; war on drugs; drug policy alliance; tv series; the facts; mnn
|Spotlight on CSC's Corporate Responsibility Report: Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability|
CSC continues to increase its commitment to environmental sustainability, as evidenced by our recent recognition as one of America's greenest companies. This year we made progress on several fronts, including: Increasing the number of facilities reported to the Carbon Disclosure Project and decreasing our GHG emissions Improving our CDP disclosure score from 75 to 82 Reducing global business travel by 20% Continuing our efforts to improve data center efficiency Increasing our office-waste reduct...
Keywords: searchonly; cr; |; cr; report; |; csc; |; carbon; footprint; |; conservation; |; corporate; responsibility; |; energy; |; environment; |; environmental; policy; |; recycling; |; environmental; sustainability
|THE FACTS - discussion: Drugs & the War Against Them pt1|
Making a case for reality - looking for comfort using composed and improvised music and stories and episodes of discussion This is a discussion between Lenore Von Stein, George Brandon, and Tony Newman
Keywords: music; lenore von stein; george brandon; tony newman; drugs; war on drugs; drug policy alliance; tv series; the facts; mnn
|US Govt. Responsible for Torture of Maher Arar (CCR Attorney Maria LaHood)|
CCR Senior Staff Attorney Maria LaHood talks about her client Maher Arar and the U.S. government’s responsibility for his torture in a Syrian prison. Maher Arar is a Canadian citizen who was on his way home to Toronto after a summer vacation with his family when he was detained by US officials at JFK airport and sent to a Syrian prison where he was tortured for over a year. This happened under the Bush administration’s “extraordinary rendition” policy, but neither the courts nor the Obam...
Keywords: news&information; ccr; us; arar; maher; torture; rendition; kidnap; extraordinary; canada; policy; bush; obama; syria; law; court
|Big Data Analysis For A Safer Life|
Police and first responders face significant challenges and need to act fast based on available information. With the emerging Big Data revolution, decision makers in police enforcement are looking at real-time intelligence, at their finger-tips, to successfully save lives.
Keywords: searchonly; big; data; |; data; analysis; |; london; |; sap; |; sap; tv; |; technology; |; csr; |; lifesaving; technology; |; police; |; policy; |; public; safety
|AnimeCons.com - January 2010|
It's time for the annual list of 2009's largest anime conventions in North America. Plus, we sit down with voice actor Bill Rogers, Doug tells us what to watch out for in weapons policies, and we share the latest news and upcoming conventions.This episode features news from: Castle Point Anime Convention, MomoCon, QC Anime-zing!, Kawa Kon, A&G Ohio, Las Cruces Anime Day, Animé Los Angeles. This episode was sponsored by The AnimeCons.com Store.
Keywords: news&information; anime conventions; anime cons; japanese animation; manga; bill rogers; largest anime convention; 2009 conventions; convention size; attendance; convention schedule; weapons policy; cosplay props; upcoming cons
|AnimeCons.com - February 2010|
Sketch and Elizabeth discuss prop making techniques, Shiva tells us the difference between masquerade and cosplay, Elizabeth shows us how to cook in our hotel rooms, and Anime Expo's staff retention troubles top our news stories. This episode features news from: * Anime Expo * Kawaii Kon * Sakura-Con * Naka-Kon * Anime-ZAP! * San Japan * Middle Tennessee Anime Convention * Anime Matsuri * ConnectiCon * Anime Boston This episode was sponsored by DreamHost...
Keywords: news&information; anime conventions; anime cons; japanese animation; manga; convention schedule; weapons policy; cosplay props; cooking in a hotel room; masquerade; cosplay; upcoming cons
|Can China grow its economy sustainably?|
Professor CS Kiang says economic development in China has created massive environmental damage. China is trying to increase energy efficiency, reduce pollution and measure its GDP against the triple bottom line. However, China?s climate change policy is threatened by its dependence on coal.
Keywords: news&information; economic development in china; environmental damage china; china energy efficiency; china pollution; china gdp; triple bottom line; climate change policy china; china dependence on coal
|Should business be accountable under environmental law?|
Michael Meacher, former UK Environment Minister, advocates a new system of environmental law to hold multinational corporations and governments accountable for environmental crimes (or ecocide). This would help mitigate the effects on the environment of population growth, industry and climate change.
Keywords: news&information; environmental compliance; polluter pays; corporate social responsibility; environmental policy; corporate polluters; environmental law; corporate accountability; polluter tax; environmental crimes; toxic runoff
|What's wrong with conventional agriculture?|
Eric Schlosser believes that industrialized food systems are far too reliant on fossil fuels, in production and in food miles. It is policy in Europe and the US to give subsidies to agribusiness. However, in the UK and the US, organic farming is now most profitable sector of agriculture.
Keywords: news&information; industrialised food production; industrial farming systems; agriculture fossil fuels; food miles; food policy us; food subsidies; farm subsidies; subsidise agribusiness; organic food; organic farming
|Ken Biberaj on Understanding the Key Issues That Matter to Voters|
In Chapter 20 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, New York City Council Candidate Ken Biberaj answers "What Experiences in the Past Year Have Most Influenced the Direction of Your Campaign?" He finds unexpected moments open his eyes most to the key issues such as senior housing, homeless shelters, and keeping schools open that concern voters. Ken Biberaj is currently a 2013 Democratic Candidate for City Council in New York City...
Keywords: be a good candidate; understand the issues; connect with voters; new york city council; public office campaign; effective public policy; ken biberaj; erik michielsen; capture your flag; problem solving; formulating viewpoint; community impact; experience diversity
|What Gets Easier and What Gets Harder - Clara Soh|
In Chapter 3 of 19 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, health economist Clara Soh answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" Personally she finds moving to new places creates challenges keeping in touch with far away friends. She uses new technologies such as Google Hangout video chats to make it easier to manage the distance. Professionally, Soh embraces digital research capabilities in her work but finds progressive challenge managing information overload...
Keywords: move to a new city; keep in touch with high school friends; google hangout; online research; pubmed; public policy; managing information overload; clara soh; erik michielsen; capture your flag; embracing challenge; relationship building; personal network development
|Join Us In Montana: Stop King Coal In Its Tracks|
People from across the country are converging in Helena, the capital of Montana, for a week of activity aimed at stopping the "best last place" from becoming the new "coal ground zero." Coal industry giants are pushing members of the Montana State Land Board to let them build the Otter Creek mine, the “anchor project” in a larger industry scheme to transform southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming into a coal mining industrial zone...
Keywords: coal; export terminal; king; arch coal; corporation; extractive industry; accountability; china; pollution; coal dust; trains; power; energy; policy; public; montana; helena; capital; capitol; climate change; bill mckibben; rising tide; greenpeace; b media collective; blue skies
|How to Get Your Parents to Embrace Your Career Choices|
In Chapter 2 of 19 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, health economist Clara Soh answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Soh shares how her Korean parents have often had a hard time understanding her career decisions, from joining the Peace Corps to working in non-profit and public policy jobs. Over time, Soh shows her parents that not going to medical school is okay and her parents learn to accept her choices and give her emotional support...
Keywords: get emotional support; supportive parenting; career planning; korean parents; join the peace corps; public policy career; nonprofit work; clara soh; erik michielsen; capture your flag; perseverance; conviction; parental influence; establishing career
|College - The Fatal Debt Trap S02E08|
In this episode the Geek Girls speak on college, which has become a never ending debt trap as of late. Is college worth the cost? Are the jobs out there? Lets explore the issue together.
Keywords: education; united states; american; america; college; colleges; university; universities; is college worth it; student loans; loan; loans; student; debt; debts; trap; relief; policy; changes; humanities; english; literature; money; cost; value; millenial; millenials
|The Facts: Effects & Goals of Torture part 2|
Discussion moderated by Lenore Von Stein between James Cullen, Retired General, US Army Kristine Huskey, Director of the Anti-Torture Program, Physicians for Human Rights Taylor Pendergrass, Senior Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union
Keywords: music; lenore von stein; james cullen; kristine huskey; taylor pendergrass; torture; tv; manhattan neighborhood network; mnn.nyc; mnn.org; us policy; 1687; inc. ivanhoe gadpaille; the facts tv series; jonathan de la rosa